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8.3 out of 10

Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF Zoom-Nikkor

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF Zoom-Nikkor

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Nikon AF VR Zoom Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Lens Review

SLR Lens and Camera Reviews
6 June 2009
  • Summary: Nikon AF VR Zoom Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED is a pretty decent, but otherwise not very spectacular performer. The lens showcases very solid resolving capabilities in the 80-200mm zoom range, but struggles in the 300-400mm range, where image quality around borders shows the most degradation. Other then image resolution, the lens shows decent handling of flare, vignetting and color fringing. VR system obviously is another major bonus. Drawbacks?
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REVIEW: Nikon AF-VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

photodo
24 March 2009
  • Conclusion: For the price, Nikon should do better and this lens is probably due for an upgrade. The performance at the long end is disappointing to say the least and the vibration reduction has long since been superseded. Despite this, the lens is a capable performer at shorter focal lengths and the VR does work well with static subjects.
  • Pros: Good performance at the wide end., VR works on static subjects., Build quality is good and handling is natural
  • Cons: Long end performance disappointing., VR not suitable for moving subjects, Pricy for the performance
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REVIEW: Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF Nikkor

photodo
24 March 2009
  • Excerpt: This super telephoto zoom from Nikon costs around £1168 and has a Vibration Reduction system that should allow hand-held shots to be taken at shutter speeds thee stops lower than without. The lens is an older design, and such doesn't have a motor built-in. This means owners of Nikon's entry-level DSLRs, such as the Nikon D40, D60, D3000 and D5000 will only be able to focus this lens manually.
  • Pros: Good build quality, Vibration reduction, Not too heavy
  • Cons: Optical performance not as good I I would expect from a lens of this calibre, Slow autofocus, Fiddly manual/autoocus control, Chromatic aberration at 400mm
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Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D AF VR Lens

The Digital Picture
4 November 2008
  • Excerpt: While I hope to create a full Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D AF VR Lens evaluation, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools. This page currently exists because it is required by the database and content management systems for the posting of those standard test results.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF Review

ePHOTOzine
20 May 2010
  • Excerpt: This super telephoto zoom from Nikon costs around £1168 and has a Vibration Reduction system that should allow hand-held shots to be taken at shutter speeds thee stops lower than without. The lens is an older design, and such doesn't have a motor built-in. This means owners of Nikon's entry-level DSLRs, such as the Nikon D40, D60, D3000 and D5000 will only be able to focus this lens manually.
  • Pros: Good build quality, Vibration reduction, Not too heavy
  • Cons: Optical performance not as good I I would expect from a lens of this calibre, Slow autofocus, Fiddly manual/autoocus control, Chromatic aberration at 400mm
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Overall 6
6.3
Value for money 6
6.0
Overall quality 6
6.0
Build quality 7
7.0

Nikkor AF 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 ED VR D - Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
6 June 2008
  • Conclusion: The Nikkor AF 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR is a decent performer but it also comes with a few glitches. Optically the lens shows a very good but not exceptional resolution characteristic except at 400mm at wide-open aperture where the borders could be a little better. Vignetting is basically non-existing on an APS-C DSLR and the level of distortions is quite low.
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Expert Review

nikoniani.com
16 January 2009